Canterdury Drive fatal crash

Killeen firefighters work an accident scene on Canterdury Drive in Killeen Tuesday night. The accident killed the driver, Roy Lee Brown, 35, of Killeen, and damaged the house.

Killeen Police Department

A local man was killed after his vehicle hit a house in the 3500 block of Canterdury Drive in Killeen on Tuesday.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Roy Lee Brown, 35, of Killeen, dead at the accident scene at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday, stated a Killeen Police Department news release.

Police responded to the accident after a 911 caller informed them a vehicle crashed into a home at the corner of Clairidge Avenue and Canterdury Drive.

The vehicle broke the pole, continued into the fenced area of the home and struck the south side of the house.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a silver, 2004 Chevy Tahoe rolled over on the driver’s side in a fenced yard.

The resident of the home was unharmed, but Brown, the driver of the Tahoe, was underneath the vehicle, the release stated.

He was unconscious and not breathing.

Police said the Tahoe was traveling west on Clairidge Avenue at a high rate of speed, when the car left the roadway and collided with a light pole.

Several minutes earlier, the Tahoe was reportedly involved in a crash at the intersection of Jasper and Fort Hood Street, the release stated.

Brown was fleeing the first crash when the second occurred, according to reports.

No injuries were reported at Jasper and Fort Hood streets.

The incident is under investigation. | 254-501-7554

Contact Mason W. Canales at ​ or (254) 501-7474

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